Elon Musk mocks Jeff Bezos as a second-place billionaire with wealth of only $189bn

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Elon Musk has mocked fellow tech billionaire Jeff Bezos after pipping the Amazon owner to first place in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index by amassing a personal wealth of $222 billion.

Noting that his rival’s net worth was now estimated at $189 billion Musk “trolled” Bezos on Twitter with a second-place medal, CNN Business reported.

The broadcaster said that the Tesla boss had “accumulated vast wealth thanks to both Musk’s Tesla shares and his majority stake in privately-held SpaceX, where he serves as CEO”.

Bloomberg said the figures are updated at the close of every trading day in New York.

The French fashion tycoon Bernard Arnault ranks third with a net worth of $155 billion, ahead of Bill Gates, whose personal wealth has been calculated

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